Elbow Strike

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Elbow Strike

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During one of the Zoom classes, sensei Mattson described an elbow strike. No question it is a devastating strike because a thrusting elbow has a hard, boney, pointed edge and a lot of power. He admitted that it must be performed just right in order to stop a thug in his track. One issue I have is when using an elbow instead of a fist for a strike, you reduce your reach by roughly half. Any thoughts?
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But if you are already that close

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Ughh!! Brings back memories of the fights I would see while walking in Boston. Good point. It has happened here.
https://www.masslive.com/news/boston/20 ... ontin.html

Often, the commute trains and busses are so crowded that the riders are pressed up on one another and can hardly move. During crowded events, I lose my best means of defense--running away.
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